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Electrical Power Engineer

Date: May 14, 2018

Location: Bakersfield, CA California, US

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Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Electrical Power Engineer located in Bakersfield, California  through May 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).  

Requisition ID#364316


Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:


  • Provide electrical engineering design, construction and maintenance support to the Chevron oil handling facilities in central California area (Bakersfield, Ca.).
  • Power system descriptions include high, medium, and low voltage power systems consisting of 115KV transmission, substations, cogenerations systems, 12KV & 480v overhead powerline distribution systems.
  • Knowledge of power system design and analysis.
  • Technical support for electrical power system Reliability & Optimization.
  • Design of electrical system drawings/diagrams/schematics and the proper application of NFPA, IEEE and corporate engineering standards. 
  • Project support activities include conceptual design, analyzing and recommending preferred alternatives, system planning & designs, load estimates/forecast, capacity studies, coordinating and supervising engineering contractor work, reviewing drawings, writing operating procedures, generating test plans and commissioning electrical equipment.
  • Review and conduct power-system studies, including short circuit, protective coordination, arc flash hazard analysis, load flow, dynamic stability, and harmonic analysis. Prepare power-system models and analyses.
  • Attend/witness factory tests and pre-commissioning field tests of electrical equipment, transformers, motors, switchgear, MCC’s Adjustable Speed Drives (ASD) etc.
  • Provide power system failure modes, and effect and Root Cause Analysis.
  • Specify equipment selection of breakers, transformers, switchgear, MCC’s, motors, generators, and application of ASD's.


Required Qualifications: 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as an electrical power engineer.                                                                                                                                            
  • Experience with electrical protective devices.
  • Proficient in National Electrical Code
  • Written and verbal communication skills, able to effectively communicate with management and customers. 


Preferred Qualifications: 


  • Experience working with power transmission, substations, and generation
  • Experience working within the Oil & Gas industry is a plus
  • Experience with oil handling and process facilities.
  • Electrical Modeling skills
  • Troubleshooting and operations experience with industrial power systems.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience with maintenance, operation, and power distribution systems.


Relocation Options:


Relocation may be considered.


International Considerations:


Expatriate assignments will not be considered.



Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.



Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:


Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.


Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.


Nearest Major Market: Bakersfield

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